MPP reaffirms its stance on Nagalim
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 26 2010: Along with setting up a cell to monitor the disturbances in Manipur over the Naga issue, Manipur People's Party (MPP) has stated that the dream of NSCN (IM) to bring together all the Naga inhabited areas under one administrative unit and the demand for Greater Nagaland or Nagalim or Naga sovereignty would never be realised.

Addressing a press conference at the MPP office here yesterday, party's legislature wing leader MLA O Joy informed that a monitoring cell of the party has been set up to monitor the prevailing unsettling situation in Manipur today over the Naga issue and a meeting of the monitoring cell has today resolved to press the Government of India to stop NSCN (IM) from living over its impossible dream of integrating all Naga inhabited areas under one administrative unit.

MPP is aware that the ideology of the Naga rebel group is being exploited by some vested interested political leaders to bring about chaos in Northeast including Manipur, Joy said.

In the name of peace talks, NSCN (IM) has been imposing legal taxes, obstructing movement of vehicles and passengers along the National Highways and extorting the people, Joy said, adding that the peace talks which has been going on for last 13 days is meaningless.

Pointing out that the interference of the Nagaland Government into the internal affairs of Manipur is unconstitutional, Joy informed that the monitoring cell has also decided to prevent such undue interference.

Denouncing the ongoing economic blockade along the National Highways as illegal, Joy said such agitational move is uncivilised in this present world.

So, the Government of India should ensure that the blockade is lifted at once.

Otherwise, it would led to unwanted consequences, Joy cautioned.

Party MLA RK Anand said that MPP also extends its unconditional support to the State Cabinet decision of preventing Muivah from entering Manipur.

However, disunity among the Cabinet Ministers at such a critical juncture is regrettable and this should be stopped at once in the interest of political stability.

He cautioned that all of us should remember that in 2001 the then NDA Government inserted the clause 'without territorial limits' in the ceasefire agreement by taking advantage of political instability.

We should also understand that the incumbent Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and his Secretary JK Pillai have two-pronged tongue and they tried to allow Muivah to visit Manipur without understanding the ground reality, he added.

He further said that we should also not forget that Centre has been directly or indirectly endorsing the visit of Muivah to Manipur and so the Centre should be held responsible for any eventualities.

The most glaring example of this partisan attitude is the visit of Chidambaram to Mizoram and Assam today and coming to Manipur where the situation is more delicate, the MLA cited.